Why Have Lumber Prices Increased?

Why Have Lumber Prices Increased?

With record prices of lumber in the news these days, the cost of building a home has increased. There are a number of reasons for these cost increases which include the COVID-19 pandemic, but the main reason is higher demand with a limited supply. Headlines in the...
Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Many of our clients who have taken the opportunity to work through permit plans and engineering with Tamlin during the Fall and Winter months are now in a great position to take advantage of setting up delivery schedules for their house packages once their building...
Update On Michigan – Discovery Ridge

Update On Michigan – Discovery Ridge

Located in an area of Michigan where some of the finest trout fishery is located and steeped in interesting history (Ernest Hemmingway fished in and wrote about this area) sits one of our custom Discovery Ridge homes.  This prefabricated house package was shipped...
Sunshine Coast – Custom Carriage House

Sunshine Coast – Custom Carriage House

This 1800 square foot west coast contemporary carriage house was built on the Sunshine Coast recently. Tamlin and the owners had worked together many years ago on their first home, and this new building was custom designed to complement the existing home. Tamlin not...
Vancouver Island – Horne Lake 1279

Vancouver Island – Horne Lake 1279

We at Tamlin love receiving updates from clients as they finish up their home builds. More-so when they are an owner-builder who had their home to lock up incredibly quickly!This client on Vancouver Island initially contacted Tamlin in late 2018 and are now almost...
Update On Michigan – Custom Gambier

Update On Michigan – Custom Gambier

This customized Gambier was designed with Michigan zoning and building code requirements in mind. This particular design utilizes a hip roof to aid in snow load requirements and the minimum slope required for metal roofing. See below for some progress pictures. These...
Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

The spectacular views from our clients’ homes continue to inspire our design team to create homes that take full advantage of them. This home, perched high on a cliff, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast is no exception. This modified version of our Georgia Strait is...
Point Grey Golf Club, Practice & Teaching Facility

Point Grey Golf Club, Practice & Teaching Facility

This unique custom project is near completion in Vancouver. The contemporary west coast timber frame, post and beam construction is the real highlight for this high-end golf practice facility. With a total span of 160 feet, and towering 18-foot-high covered ceilings,...
Washington – Discovery Ridge 924

Washington – Discovery Ridge 924

Many of Tamlin’s prefabricated home clients are building accessory dwelling units, either for themselves to live in while they build their main house, as a guest house, or for extended family. Our Discovery Ridge series is quite popular for this reason. Our clients in...
New Hampshire – Contemporary Custom Home

New Hampshire – Contemporary Custom Home

This well-designed custom modern contemporary home was started from simple floor plan hand sketches in mid 2019 and some photos that the client liked. Tamlin’s experienced design team worked with the owners and their local builder to pull together a conceptual plan...
Michigan – Custom Gambier

Michigan – Custom Gambier

This Modified version of our popular Gambier model was shipped to Michigan just over a month ago. The Gambier was the perfect choice for the client; their modifications to the great room windows and the addition of a screened-in porch helps them to maximize the views...
Michigan Discovery Ridge

Michigan Discovery Ridge

This 1775 square foot modified Discovery Ridge home package was shipped to Michigan last week.  The prefabricated components were loaded onto two trucks at our factory.  Our trucks crossed the border together (a requirement for a house package to the USA)...
Another Successful California Shipment

Another Successful California Shipment

Tamlin recently shipped a custom west coast 3,000 sq. ft. home to Sonoma County in California, USA. This home design was based on our award winning “Gambier” plan. The house package was shipped duty free across the border, and Tamlin managed to fit the entire...
Tamlin’s Builder Network

Tamlin’s Builder Network

  Because Tamlin ships our pre-fabricated house packages throughout Canada and Internationally, it is not possible for us to assemble each house package.  In addition to the skilled sub-trades that we work with when we are building our homes locally, we have...
Tamlin’s Engineered Trusses

Tamlin’s Engineered Trusses

Depending on where you want to build, some locations require more structural support to take on a heavier load. You may have noticed deeper looking roofs in areas with high snowfall. Engineered roof trusses use a combination of depth and webs to take on high snow...